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Idealist2018 Report Summary

Project ID: 645216
Funded under: H2020-EU.2.1.1.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Idealist2018 (Transnational Cooperation among ICT NCPs)

Reporting period: 2015-01-01 to 2015-12-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The Idealist2018 Project has continued its work, as the ICT NCPs network.

The Project ensures European-wide high-quality proposer-oriented NCP services by:
* Increasing the visibility of NCPs
* Improving the overall quality of NCP services
* Leveraging national NCP structures

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

Work performed during the reporting period and main results achieved so far:

 An IT system for internal communication was deployed
 Collaboration with other NCPs' networks was strengthened and new ones established
 Collaboration with PPPs were nurtured
 Knowledge enhanced for the ICT NCPs via training seminars
 Project’s representatives participated in numerous events/conferences/info days
 The partner search system was updated and upgraded
 Dissemination and communication was strengthened via improved PR material and the project’s website
 Monitoring activities instituted via KPIs definition
 Valuable advice given by the advisory board was constantly in the background, improving the Project’s performance

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

The expected impacts are the following:

1. Improved NCP services:
1.1. Simplified participation in H2020 calls
1.2. Lowering the entry barriers for newcomers including SMEs
1.3. Raising the quality of submitted proposals.
2. A more consistent level of NCP support services-
3. Providing a more effective participation of organisations from third countries, alongside European organisations, in line with the mutual benefit principle.

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